A Short Family History / by Jose Barbosa

This is my Great-grandfather's souvenir book from Cairo when he served in Egypt during the First World War. It's pleasingly brown.

See? It's Egypt.

Those itinerant dealers ... I'm told they were quite a problem in Northern Africa during the first half of the 20th century.

That's my great-grandfather, Frank Higginson, in the middle looking like he doesn't necessarily approve of this tomfoolery, but is happy to indulge a quick photo as long as someone brings him a drink.

And this is the Higginson family crest. The motto below reads: "I'd rather die than be dishonored" which is staunchly awesome. It's quite different from the Barbosa motto which reads: "I'd rather die than eat improperly prepared trifle."